Dee Snider Says He Totally Disagrees With Alice Cooper About His Stance On Politics
Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider recently posted a tweet to reveal that he disagrees with Alice Cooper’s views on artists sharing their political stances on social media.
Dee Snider often uses his social media accounts to interact with his fans and share his thoughts on many topics. He touches upon news in the music industry or the ongoing social and political issues in the US. Like Steven Van Zandt, he likes to share his sincere opinions on political matters and asks for his fans’ views.
However, it seems like Alice Cooper disagrees with this. The musician is not a fan of politics and doesn’t like publicly revealing his political stance. In a previous interview, Cooper argued that politics and rock and roll shouldn’t be mixed, and it’s not his responsibility to tell his fans who to vote for, and he believes it’s an abuse of power.
In a recent tweet, Dee Snider shared a news article revealing the Democratic candidate for Texas Governor, Beto O’Rourke, shutting down a heckler who mocked his stance against gun rights at a campaign stop. One of his fans then shared a quote from Alice Cooper and targeted Dee Snider.
Alice Cooper had stated that musicians abuse their power when they tell their fans who to vote for, violating rock and roll’s freedom. Upon seeing this, Snider noted that he disagrees with Cooper and then recalled Cooper’s 1972 single ‘Elected,’ which is a political satire, and implied this is ironic.
Cooper’s quote read:
“When musicians tell people who to vote for, I think that’s an abuse of power. You’re telling your fans not to think for themselves, just to think like you. Rock ‘n’ roll is about freedom — and that’s not freedom.“
Dee Snider tweeted the following about this quote:
“I love Alice Cooper, but we totally disagree on this topic. I do seem to remember him singing he wanted to be ‘Elected’ and start a new party. A wild party?”
You can check out the tweets below.
— Dee Snider🇺🇸🎤 (@deesnider) August 12, 2022